Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Vancouver:
I don’t think we Brits realize just how many rules we live by until you move to a place where life is more free and easy, and people just get along. We kept expecting to get things wrong like you do in England – using the wrong door, saying the wrong thing, walking on the grass, but it just didn’t happen. This lack of rules and the use of common sense and common courtesy affect everything in Vancouver, from the schools to the Transit to the public spaces, and make it a very happy and peaceful place to live.
Explore!!! There are so many great communities in Vancouver! It's amazing for me to live in a city where a short, 25 minute drive can take you to a place where the birds are singing, there are no crowds and you are surrounded by gorgeous nature!!!
Life is relatively similar to back home, so there was no huge culture shock. The main thing was how crazy expensive everything is here. Even though I earned waaay more money, I definitely have less disposable income!